Virus Health News

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8/22/2008
DEET Works Because Mosquitoes Hate the Smell

Research upends theory that repellant masks person's odor and interferes with bugs' senses

8/6/2008
Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans

7/25/2008
HIV Patients Living Longer

Antiretroviral therapy has increased life expectancy by 13 years, researchers say

7/24/2008
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates

Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

7/24/2008
Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS

Medication helps those with HIV who become treatment-resistant, study shows

7/15/2008
Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

7/2/2008
New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus

Driving herpes simplex out of hiding could bring about a cure, scientists say

6/26/2008
New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season

Hospital, doctor visits down sharply in many places, CDC reports

6/17/2008
Study Ties Herpes Virus to Emerging Form of Diabetes

French researchers say antibodies linked to disease found in Sub-Saharan Africans

5/22/2008
Coxsackievirus Infections Spiked in 2007: CDC

The germ usually causes mild disease, but can be life-threatening to newborns

5/21/2008
Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family

Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

5/20/2008
Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold

It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

5/14/2008
HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes

Patients more likely to survive using chemoradiation, and new treatments may follow

5/6/2008
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus

Flavonoid called naringenin silences infection pathway, hints of new disease treatments

4/29/2008
Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle

Protein on human immune cell may be key to stopping infection

4/25/2008
Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered

Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

4/25/2008
Clinical Symptoms Enough to Switch Drug Regimens for HIV Patients

Study showed little difference in survival when compared to expensive lab tests

4/4/2008
FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine

It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children

4/4/2008
4/1/2008
Scientists Uncover How HIV Hides Inside Cells

Study says protein helps virus conceal itself from body's defenses

3/31/2008
Researchers Successfully Test Ebola Vaccines

Work in primates points to possible weapon against human infection with deadly disease

3/27/2008
Biologists Discover How Dengue Virus Matures

Finding may aid efforts to treat other infections

3/25/2008
DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears

Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions

3/25/2008
Dog Flu May Have Been Active as Early as 1999

Canine influenza affecting racing greyhounds closely related to horse virus, study says

3/6/2008
Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

2/29/2008
Monkey Gene That Blocks AIDS Viruses Evolved More Than Once

Findings hint epidemic is not unique to present, afflicted humans' primate ancestors

2/25/2008
Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications

Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

2/22/2008
Stimulating Thymus Reactivates T-Cell Production

Finding may provide benefit for HIV, bone marrow transplantation patients

2/20/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Antibiotic Overuse

Help reduce antibiotic resistance

2/15/2008
Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice

Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

2/12/2008
Vaccine Could Cut Bouts With Stomach Flu

Controlling quickly mutating noroviruses might mean yearly changes in formula

1/24/2008
Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered

Bacterial nitric oxide protects pathogen from immune system attacks

1/21/2008
New Test Screens For Flu and Other Viruses

Said to be faster and more accurate than existing tests

12/6/2007
Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running

CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

10/30/2007
Virus Shows Some Cancer-Killing Abilities

Results are promising but preliminary, experts caution

10/17/2007
HPV Test Bests Pap Smear in Studies

Experts debate whether it's time to change cervical cancer screening practices

9/13/2007
Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition

8/29/2007
West Nile Test Screens Donated Blood and Organs

Can detect virus before body shows signs of infection

7/9/2007
Genetically Altered Cold Sore Virus Fights Cancer

Herpes simplex strain showed no side effects in early trial, study says

4/6/2007
T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults

Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

3/15/2007
HIV's Houdini Powers Examined

Scientists study how the AIDS virus escapes the immune system

3/11/2007
Trial Uses Measles to Kill Bone Marrow Cancer

Researchers look to engineer the virus as treatment for multiple myeloma

3/1/2007
Hepatitis E Vaccine Called Highly Effective

The virus is typically found in undeveloped countries with poor sanitation

2/28/2007
Hepatitis B Drug Triggers HIV Drug Resistance

Finding calls for change in labeling and use, researchers say

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys

To prevent the spread of germs

1/22/2007
Selenium Supplements May Slow Progression of HIV

But the mineral should only be used as an adjunct to proven drug therapy, experts say

1/22/2007
Antivirals Adept at Reducing Flu Spread in Families

Study shows oseltamivir and zanamivir cut chance of illness after exposure by 75% or more

1/10/2007
Delaying AIDS Treatment After Birth May Help Infected Moms

Six-month wait for nevirapine use could lessen resistance to antiretroviral therapy

1/8/2007
New Test Spots Drug Resistance in HIV Patients

Could help doctors decide which medications are best in each case

12/27/2006
'On/Off ' Switch Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruses

Finding may offer new target for drugs to fight illnesses from West Nile to common cold